12/22: Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival #8: Whimsy for Christmas

Description: In time for X-mas revelry, we’re welcoming back cartoon collector and archivist extraordinaire Tom Stathes, who will treat us to a night of vintage (mostly pre-war) holiday ‘toons, all projected on glorious 16mm. Selections include:

- “To Santa Land on a Rollerskate”

- “Christmas Daze” (a.k.a. Shanty Where Santa Lives)

- “Jingle Bells” (1927 singalong)

- “Christmas Comes But Once a Year” (1936 Max Fleischer classic)

… and so many more. Mulled cider and possibly Santa’s Breath (hot cocoa w/ peppermint schnapps) will be served. All are welcome. Please join us.

Details: Wednesday December 22, 8pm, LaunchPad. 721 Franklin Ave btw. Park & Sterling. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Ave. Free, but we’ll pass a hat around to ensure future shows featuring 16mm projections are possible.


12/15: Brooklyn Media House showcase @ 6 Charles Pl.

Description: We are psyched to host a showcase for a brand new full scale production company, Brooklyn Media House. The showcase/fundraiser will feature shorts, trailers and music videos from BKMH and collaborators, a wine reception and chance to meet the founders. Meghan Keane, subject of the forthcoming doc “Project Nihon” will display art featured in the film. And, for those who want to stick around, a screening of William Friedkin’s classic The French Connection (1971, 104min) – quintessential Brooklyn filmmaking. Short work includes:

James Arrabito – Annabel
Patrick W. Huber and Peter Beaudry -Eco Tuna
Michael Keane – Project Nihon trailer
La Monte Edwards – Film title coming soon
Luis Cordero – Gods and Dolls
Takeshi Fukunaga – HiTek
Details: Wednesday 12/15, doors at 7:30pm, shorts at 8, feature around 9
At the new art space CHARLES PLACE: 6 Charles Pl. in Bushwick right off the Myrtle-Broadway JMZ
Brooklyn Media House site

12/1: Emergency Leslie Nielsen Appreciation Night, Legion Bar

Description: We lost one of Canada’s greatest gifts to the world this week, whose signature deadpan delivery will be imitated for years to come. TONIGHT we pay tribute with an Emergency Leslie Nielsen Appreciation Night, with Leslie at his brilliant deadpanning best as Lt. Frank Drebin, followed by his signature pre-goofball role in a sci-fi classic

8pm: The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad! (1988, 85min), and possibly episodes of “Police Squad” – trailer
10pm: Forbidden Planet (1956, 98min)
Legion Bar, 790 Metropolitan Ave @ Humboldt St. East Williamsburg. L to Graham Ave. Across the street from White Castle.